As the 2016 U.S. elections focused attention on national priorities, the Smart Cities Council released a policy brief detailing how smart infrastructure investments in our cities and towns will create jobs and promote greater prosperity for all. Click to download the full report.
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This Guide provides detailed, expert analysis of 28 municipal finance tools for city leaders investing in the future. Many of the tools represent alternatives to the traditional funding mechanisms municipalities have used for decades.
Ready to start down the open data path but not sure where to begin? The Smart Cities Open Data Guide is a collection of lessons learned and best practices from cities that blazed the open data trail. It offers resources and expert guidance for city leaders and staff to get started on their own open data initiatives.
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide is the first collaborative and comprehensive framework for a smart city, against which cities can assess their readiness to innovate – identifying a path, taking next steps and measuring their progress. Updated in August 2015, the new version features more than 50 new case studies and new chapter content.
The Smart Cities Apps Gallery showcases the variety of ways open data has led to a proliferation of city-focused smartphone apps -- from citizen reporting tools to apps that promote economic development and public safety to apps that make city services accessible 24/7.
Like it or not, cities today compete with each other for talent and jobs. It makes sense, therefore, to track the leaders to study what they have done right. And to study those who did it wrong. This compendium of city rankings, scores and predictions provides some of both. It is available exclusively to members of the Smart Cities Council.